Here’s how I got started on my wonderful real estate journey.
In a recent interview, I was asked about how I ended up becoming a real estate agent and what I do each day to help people accomplish their dreams of homeownership. Today I’d like to share the first part of that interview with you.
Before real estate, I went to school and received a degree in psychology. However, I ended up working in the movie business as an actress and producer; I also helped out my dad, a New York real estate attorney, from time to time. I knew I loved helping people, but I eventually realized I needed to do something more meaningful. I kept thinking about what it was like seeing my dad work—the negotiations, the day-to-day tasks—and decided I’d get my real estate license.
I love the people I serve and the job I do, but I also love the hustle.
So I started with my license in New York, moved to Indiana, got licensed here in 2016, and continued my real estate career.There are a few things that keep me on this path; I love the people I serve and the job I do, but I also love the hustle—again, the negotiation. This career also provides a great way to build lasting relationships with people that continue beyond closing.
I work with both buyers and sellers, and right now, many buyers are going through a difficult time in the market. My advice is to try your best to be patient and don’t get in over your head. Inventory is very low right now, and some buyers have had their offers rejected dozens of times. This can cause someone to settle in a home they don’t truly want. That dream home is out there—it just takes time to find it. Buyers also need to get pre-approved in order to make an offer quickly, but you shouldn’t necessarily spend the maximum you’re approved for. Otherwise, you could easily stretch yourself too thin and find yourself with unmanageable mortgage payments.
And that about wraps it up for the first part of my interview. While we wait for part two to release, feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about our market. I’d be happy to help you with any real estate needs.